Financial Stability

child looking over mothers shoulder

Fight for 5,000 Families and Individuals to Find a Pathway Out of Poverty by 2030.

Many people struggle to get by, even working multiple jobs. Family-sustaining income is a cornerstone of financial stability: the key to paying the rent, putting food on the table, and affording childcare and transportation. It is also the springboard to longer term asset building strategies such as saving to buy a home, sending kids to college, and saving for retirement.

United Way of Pickens County partners with the local community to develop resources and opportunities to help individuals and families become financially stable and independent and has established a bold goal that 5,000 families and individuals will find a pathway out of poverty by 2030.


AmeriCorps members are the heart of our Financial Stability work. Learn more.

Tax Assistance: VITA and

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and programs offers free tax help to qualified individuals. Learn more or Volunteer.

SC Benefit Bank

The Benefit Bank provides easy access to a “bank” of resources and assists people in filling out applications for multiple resources, all at one location. No longer do people have to wait in line at several different agencies or figure out what benefits are available to them. To find Benefit Bank locations in Pickens County, contact us.

Money Smart

Money Smart is a financial education program designed to teach individuals money management skills such as banking, saving, building credit, using loans, and buying a home. Learn more.

FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card Program

FamilyWize and United Way have joined forces to help people gain access to more affordable prescription medication. Everyone is eligible- insured and uninsured. Simply download and print your free card and show it to the pharmacy to get the best price on your prescription medication every time. Learn more.

SC Works Access Point

United Way of Pickens County serves as an SC Works Access Point for job search services. We offer access to a computer and many of the core services you would find at the comprehensive and satellite SC Works Workforce Centers.  For more information, contact us.

For more information about the Financial Stability programs offered through United Way of Pickens County, contact Jeremy Price, 864-850-7094, ext. 133.